On This Day

What Happened in 1086

Historical Events in 1086

  • May 24 Abbott Dauferio/Desiderius becomes Pope Victor III
  • Aug 1 Results of the Domesday inquiry presented to William the Conqueror in Salisbury (the date of compilation and the Great Domesday are historically contestable)
  • Oct 23 Battle of az-Zallaqah: Army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeats the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI

World Leaders in 1086

Famous People Who Died in 1086

  • Jul 10 Knut IV, the Saint, king of Denmark (1080-86), murdered
  • Sep 25 William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1025)